So as to raise interest in philately among youths, in 2004 Chunghwa Post issued a set of postage stamps entitled “Cartoon Figure Postage Stamps – HELLO KITTY.” For its second set of cartoon figure stamps, Chunghwa Post has commissioned Walt Disney Taiwan to provide designs featuring Mickey Mouse, a cartoon character much loved by the young, for two souvenir sheets, each consisting of one NT$5 stamp and one NT$25 stamp.
Mickey Mouse has been a world-renowned superstar ever since Walt Disney created him in 1928. He has brought happiness to kids big and small around the world, and he was the first cartoon character to obtain a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Mickey’s optimistic, outgoing, brave, adventurous, fun and loyal character is deeply imprinted in each of his fan’s hearts. He is a kid’s best playmate and an unforgettable part of adults’ childhood memories.
The four stamps in these souvenir sheets feature images of Mickey from four of his classics: the 1928 debut “Steamboat Willie,” the 1940 “Fantasia,” the 1990 “The Prince and the Pauper,” and the 2004 “Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas.” This is the first Mickey Mouse collection in Taiwan featuring images of him from four different eras, making it highly collectible.
(1) First Day Cover in large size to be sold at NT$3.00 apiece. (2) Folder especially prepared for the stamps to be sold at NT$8.00 apiece. (3) Folder with crystal mount for better protection of the stamps to be sold at NT$8.00 apiece. (4) Loose-leaf stamp album page with plastic cover to be sold at NT$16.00 apiece. (5) Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a souvenir sheet to be sold at NT$33.00 apiece. (6) Stamp folio (with two souvenir sheets) to be sold at NT$130.00 apiece To purchase these items, the public can go directly to the post offices throughout the country, or order on line at https://stamp.post.gov.tw